Akash Sunny/28th November, 2017
For a considerable lot of us, the significance of Thanksgiving incorporates devouring the culinary star of the holiday season i.e. The Roast Turkey, a super awesome four-day long weekend, football games and family get-togethers.
You might want to say “Hey! That’s hardly true. It means so much more than that”
But, sadly, that’s exactly what Thanksgiving has turned into today. Don’t believe me? Think about it. How did you spend last Thanksgiving?
Was it merely a day of eating, partying or watching football? Or did you take out time to show gratitude towards God/earth/universe or whatever you believe in, and more importantly, did youThank all those who matter to you
Sadly, nowadays, festivals are being defined by the activities that take place on that particular day. Spreading love and affection to your loved ones is never really one of them. “Thanks-giving” has been eliminated from Thanksgiving.
However, Thanksgiving is way more than just these items on your to-do list. At Least, for the attendees of the very first Thanksgiving, it meant something.
To the exhausted Pilgrims, who managed to survive the bitter winter and still yield a bountiful harvest, it was a time to stop and thank God for His blessings in the form of shelter, provisions, and the kindness of native Americans who saved them from starvation.
Wanna Thank You, as an initiative aims to bring back the true meaning of Thanksgiving - Expression of Gratitude
We want you to prepare your heart in gratitude and humbly reflect upon all the gifts that saturate our lives. These include the blessing of having family, friends and good health. We also want you to express your gratitude and show them that they matter.
By “giving-thanks” we also choose to extend ourselves and give to others less fortunate. Out of the abundance of our hearts, we are able to offer our resources to help others.
Let’s try and bring "thanks-giving" back this Thanksgiving day and make the world a healthier and happier place.